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Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time Bulletin - February 14, 2021



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Masses for Sixth Week in Ordinary Time

Tuesday February 16 at 6:00 p.m.

††Deceased Gordon Coy & Charles T. Aydt Families

Ash Wednesday Masses

Wednesday, February 17

9:00 a.m. †Joseph Mayberry Sr.

6:00 p.m. †Wilma Frey Karcher

Thursday, February 18 at 8:00 a.m.

†Rose Maloney

First Sunday of Lent

Saturday, February 20 at 5:00 p.m.

†Debbie Wuebbels, †Dean Rubenacker, ††Charlie & Rosa Bond

Sunday, February 21 at 8:30 a.m.

All Parish Family

We are still accepting Mass Intentions

We the parishioners of St. John the Baptist,

brothers and sisters in Christ, accept as our mission:

to know our faith and share it with others,

to continue to grow spiritually with respect for the sacraments,

to celebrate the liturgy and the Holy Eucharist as the center of our Christian life,

to live by truth and love,

to serve those in need, to teach by example, and thereby strengthen and inspire our Parish family in accordance with the Roman Catholic Church

Office Hours

Tuesday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Closed for Lunch Noon - 12:30 p.m.

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Monthly Ministry List

Collection February 6-7

Envelopes (45) $2,855

Loose $ 142

Youth (3) $ 3

Ash Wednesday (2) $ 20

CSMA (1) $ 500

Building (3) $ 230

Cemetery (1) $ 50

Total $3,800

Your financial support remains an important part of our Parish life and helps us keep going. Please continue giving your time, talent, and treasure at this difficult time. Please mail, drop-off your offertory in the mailbox by Parish office front door. In the midst of COVID-19, our Parish still needs to operate. Thank you for being generous, during this difficult time!


Edith Haas, Larry Hunt, Marie Hopkins, Bill Lueke, James Frey, Bob Wilson, Kent Karcher, Larry Nice, Paul & Helen Wellen, Kenneth Karcher, and Mary Karcher.

Reminder: Due to federal privacy laws, we are not allowed to list people or visit who are sick or in the nursing home without written authorization from that individual or from their immediate family who has authorization. Form can be requested from the office.


After careful consideration it has been decided to cancel PSR for this Sunday. Side roads are still too bad. Stay warm and safe, Megan Woodrow


Please contact office for funerals and baptisms. For weddings contact office six months before.


Mark your calendar for our Drive-Thru Breakfast Fundraisers

February 21 ~ March 14 ~ April 11


  • Chicken & Dumpling Drive-Thru Fundraiser RESCHEDULED for Saturday, March 20, due to impeding weather. Cost by donation and serving begins after Mass.

  • Cookbook Fundraiser. Currently we are collecting recipes from anyone in our parish. These can include any type of recipe new or old as well as family recipes that have been passed down from generations. Please be sure to include your name on the recipe as well as "in memory of" for deceased recipe authors if applicable. Several ways to submit your recipe(s): place in envelope in the back of church or tote outside the office, email to or can be uploaded directly to Login using username: sjbrecipes21 and password: pepper241. All recipes will be proofread by committee members before final submission. Please contact Bethany Wellen or Andrea Short with any questions or if you would like to be on the cookbook committee.


February 19 at Piopolis Hall

5:00-7:00 p.m.

Social Committee

Adult $10 (2 Fish) Kid $5 (1 Fish)

Fish, fries, hushpuppies, slaw, & baked beans

February 26 from 5:00-7:00 p.m.

KC #8745 @ Dahlgren

KC #7118 @ Enfield

March 5 at Piopolis Hall

5:00-7:00 p.m.

Social Committee

March 26 at Piopolis Hall

5:00-7:00 p.m.

KC #7118

CSMA GOAL $11,858

Our Parish has pledged $5,011.Please help us meet our goal!


  • Weekly bulletins

  • Living Faith Books (January - March 2021)


Cards located as you exit church. There are lots of ways to help: Remember his birthday, become a prayer warrior, send a care package, or send notes of encouragement to name a few.

The season of Lent extends this year from Ash Wednesday, February 17, to the Mass of the Lord’s Supper, April 1, inclusive.

1. Everyone 14 years of age or over is bound to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday and all Fridays of Lent.

2. Everyone 18 years of age and under 59 years of age is also bound to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.

3. On these two days of fast and abstinence, only one full meatless meal is allowed. The other meatless meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to one’s needs, but altogether they should not equal another full meal. Eating between meals is not permitted on these two days, but liquids, including milk and fruit juices are allowed.

4. When health or ability to work would be seriously affected, the obligation of the law is modified. Those that are excused from fast and abstinence outside the age limits include the physically or mentally ill including individuals suffering from chronic illnesses such as diabetes. Also excluded are pregnant or nursing women. In all cases, common sense should prevail, and ill persons should not further jeopardize their health by fasting.

5. Because Lent is a special season for all Christians, we should not lightly excuse ourselves from these penitential practices.


We have had a year filled with different ways of living and praying. There are fewer people in church. No water in the front. Less singing. Yet we still pray. Instead of giving ashes as a cross on the forehead — unsafe in this Covid time — we can still receive them by sprinkling on the top of the head (permitted by our ritual rules). We will look a little cleaner. We can still repent and believe in the Gospel. We will still bear ashes home to begin our Lenten practices.

Come to Ash Wednesday Mass on February 17 at 9:00 am or 6:00 p.m.


Join our faith community and more than 14,000 Catholic communities across the U.S., in a life-changing 40 day Lenten journey with CRS Rice Bowl. Pick up your family's bowl as you leave church on

Ash Wednesday or February 20-21


to Owen Walls son of Nicholas & Allison (Duckworth) Walls on February 18.


It is important to call or email office to reserve a day to attend mass, before 2:00 p.m. Friday. 618-648-2490 OR If you leave a message, please leave your name, number, and day you want to attend.

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Illinois Phase 4 Regarding Mass & Social Gatherings Outside of Worship

Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan and is no longer under the resurgence mitigation tiers. Currently, under Phase 4 the following applies regarding Mass and social gatherings outside of worship:

1. The celebration of daily or Sunday Masses still follows the metric of 20% of capacity or 100 people, whichever is less, and follows the established diocesan COVID-19 safety guidelines—social distancing, wearing masks, sanitizing, disinfecting, etc.

2. Weddings and funerals in the context of Mass also still follow the metric of 20% of capacity or 100 people, whichever is less, and follows established diocesan COVID-19 safety guidelines. No congregating indoors. No more than 50 should congregate outdoors and they should social distance and wear masks, even outdoors.

3. The gathering limit of funeral vigils or wakes at the church is now 50 or less. However, everyone must wear masks and those not living together should maintain social distance.

4. Regions in Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan allows a gathering limit of 50 or fewer. Those gathered must social distance and wear masks. You will need to determine how many your parish hall can accommodate with everyone social distancing at 6 ft. apart in all directions. If you can accommodate 50 social distanced, then 50 could gather in the hall. Disinfect after events. With Mass or any event being held, we ask that people remain home if they feel ill, have symptoms or a temperature, etc.

5. The limit of 50 guests applies to social gatherings at the parish--organizational meetings, receptions, funeral brunches, bingo, dinners, etc. Follow safety guidelines—wear masks, social distance, disinfect, etc. If food and beverages are served, do not offer buffet-style or potluck meals or food prepared in the homes of others, unless the person making the food items has a food safety certification from IDPH. Items should be catered or provided in single-serve or disposable containers. Items should not be left out in the open uncovered with multiple people accessing them such as bowls of snacks, food trays, etc. Those not living together should be seated six feet or more apart. Staff or volunteers serving food should wash hands frequently and wear disposable gloves and face coverings.

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